Monday, November 15, 2010

Not Yet A Kuroda-d House

"Welcome back, Kuroda" has already been used; heck, we ran this pun back in July 2008. So here we are now, evoking new pun-stimulated groans, hoping that the one-year, $12M offer by the Dodgers is accepted by Hiroki Kuroda, a Dodger whose grittiness over a three-year tenure has been appreciated. Couple that with Kuroda's durability in the 2010 season (his prior two seasons had injury stints, but in 2010 he was solid), and we're hoping to see him back in Dodger Blue next year.

As of 6:55p on 11/15, the Dodgers website says the deal is still close but not inked. Let's hope Hiroki had better be home (in Chavez Ravine, that is), soon.

Note: Make sure to check out the angry birds moment at 2:10. Ahead of their time, those Finns were.

UPDATE 7:05p: Whoops, Dylan Hernandez tweeted in the last hour that the deal is signed. That's something so strong, indeed.

12 comments:

karina said...

"something so strong,could carry us away,something so strong,could carry us today,I've been feeling so much older,frame me and hang me on the wall,I've seen you fall into the same trap,this thing is happening to us all"

I love that song, Orel.

I'm pleased for the moment...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Remember when I was wondering about if the Dodgers ever got someone back for the Dotel trade?

http://bit.ly/9tQiMi

Mr. Customer said...

Nice to have one of the questions in the rotation answered.

MR. F said...

Welcome back!

Dusty Baker said...

I don't hate Hate HATE this move.

Steve Sax said...

@karina 7:22p: I know you're not speaking to me after forsaking your son last week, but giving Orel the credit for the Crowded House reference kills me.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"You broke my heart, Karina. You broke my heart."

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I like the pics that come out of the Left Field Pavilion, but those fellas really overreact to stuff.

Orel said...

You're welcome, Karina!

Eric Karros said...

Nice post Orel!

Steve Sax said...

(cries)

karina said...

My dear Sax, I'm SO sorry for my mistake, even more because it's not the first time I do the same thing to you. Is there a way to make amends?

Orel and Eric Karros, stop bullying Sax, PLEASE.